Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul - Khimki Moscow Region

Fenerbahce Ulker BC Khimki Moscow region pick
Euroleague season continues non stop;however, home side Fenerbahce Ulker keeps struggling to turn the things around. After losing 4 games in a row where Fenerbahce Ulker allowed over 90 points in each of them, they are going to host another impressive team BC Khimki Moscow Region on thursday evening.

The nightmare continues in Fenerbahce Ulker. After having hardly qualified to TOP 16, Fenerbahce Ulker fans are about to say "we wish we hadn't qualified at all". They not only lose the games, but also the are heavily slaughtered. This might not be the nicest way to put it;however, given the amount of the money invested, i think it's just the right way to put it.

Unlike Fenerbahce Ulker, Khimki Moscow along with Caja Laboral Vitoria is one of the most impressive teams of this year's tournament. They won 3 of their 4 games in TOP 16, so with only a few victory more, they could secure their way to the quarterfinals. Recently, they've been put in headlines with a financial crisis and the strike of their players against it, but the situation must have already resolved by now. As far as the latest news are concerned, all players have been paid their delayed salaries, so there shouldn't be anything to prevent them focusing on this match up.

Fenerbahce Ulker head coach Simone Pianigiani is speculated to be attending his last game with his team. Rumors regading his resignation becomes more and more loud, so such a breakthrough news could come out anytime soon. Prior to BC Khimki game, Romain Sato and Omer Onan were reported to have some injury problems. Romain Sato is probable whereas Omer Onan is said to be a game time decision. BC Khimki Moscow Region has no reported injuries, so coach Kurtiniadis' team will have his full roster available for this match up.

Fenerbahce Ulker and Khimki Moscow faced each other in the previos round as well. While Fenerbahce Ulker comfortably defeated Russian side in Istanbul, Khimki Moscow took the revenge with a buzzer beating lay up in Moscow. Nevertheless, a lot of things changed since then. Honestly, BC Khimki Moscow is a team whose home / away performance differs a lot, but Fenerbahce Ulker isn't any better in either of those grounds. Although I do expect a lot of reaction from the home side Fenerbahce Ulker, this just doesn't create enough ground for me to trust on them. The given spread on behalf of BC Khimki Moscow despite their considerably less fascinating away performance is of still great value to me.

Pick : BC Khimki Moscow Region +3.5 @ 1.90
Stake: 8/10

Good luck and happy betting!

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  1. Emir Preldzic and Omer Onan are unavailable to play